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Vegan Fluffy Buttercream Frosting

has anyone tried this? I really dislike the mouth feel of vegan frosting. feels weirdly oily but in a way that can't be washed off kind of oily. i have to make a non-dairy frosting for a cake. i'm tempted. please advise.

Apr 01, 2015
trolley in Recipes

Breckenridge, CO Dinners Family-friendly and affordable

we just had a dinner at Breckenridge Brewery. Affordable and kids menu.

Mar 29, 2015
trolley in Mountain States

Colorado food products to seek out?

So much food comes from Colorado. Did not realize this. However, sampling silk soy milk, Horizon milk, Boulder Canyon chips, Rudi's bread, Evol burrito, etc etc in Colorado may not make a difference whether you sample Earth Balance butter here or in Ohio or NY or London. The only place I know of does a special tour of is Celestial Seasonings. But again, that's just tead.

However, I've found amazing trout here. I had a whole trout baked in a wood oven at Basta. Deeelicious!! And if you like craft beers I would go to a beer tasting. They offer so many beers that's not offered in the bottles or in stores. Colorado pork is by far better than what i've had in CA as well.

Rehearsal dinner

The Med? I don't know how active your regional CH is but you may not find your answer here. I've given up on my regional board as it's slow and not very popular. MAybe bc my first board was SF then LA. But if you google "boulder rehearsal dinner" you may have some luck.

Mar 07, 2015
trolley in Mountain States

Baby Cakes Vanilla frosting FAIL

well, i finally got the recipe to work by reducing the liquid to 1/3 of a cup. after $30 later of expensive ingredients, the frosting tastes weird. not like the babycakes frosting AT ALL. But apparently, I'm in good company.

http://www.amazon.com/BabyCakes-Glute...

I'm tired of these people putting out cookbooks and the end product tastes nothing like what they offer in their stores. I guess Erin is the one with the last laugh running all the way to the bank.

Feb 14, 2015
trolley in Home Cooking

Baby Cakes Vanilla frosting FAIL

I did see that but instead of reviving a thread that began in 2009 sometimes it's ok to start a new thread. thanks.

Feb 13, 2015
trolley in Home Cooking

Baby Cakes Vanilla frosting FAIL

http://www.marthastewart.com/355590/v...

fyi, i made no substitutions. And dear Multifoiled, you too can google the recipe. I've at this for yrs on CH. people here are usually self sufficient.

Feb 13, 2015
trolley in Home Cooking

Baby Cakes Vanilla frosting FAIL

So I wanted to make an alternative frosting to go with my cupcakes so my dairy sensitive friends could enjoy as well. I love the baby cakes frosting. I could probably eat it by the bucket. So when I set out to make it, I got a food processor full of liquid. After a few hours in the fridge, it's still just liquid. What did I do wrong? Anyone else experience the same problem?

Feb 13, 2015
trolley in Home Cooking

sushi ya go go in Carbondale, CO

Sushi and Japanese food has a long way to go in all of Colorado. Unless you go to Matsuhisas, sushi in Colorado is mediocre at best. Denver is catching up but every restaurant feels the need to serve dynamite sauce on everything. When I was in Aspen, I saw a place that advertised a crunchy PB roll. I may even say it may have been a PB&J roll. No, no, no. Skip sushi and stick to steak.

Feb 05, 2015
trolley in Mountain States

Kid-friendly and nut-free Italian dish that tastes good at room temp?

A caprese salad. you can even make little skewers with tiny toothpicks. Mini grape tomatoes, little balls of fresh mozzarella, sprinkle with fresh basil and olive oil. easy peasy and very kid friendly.

Jan 22, 2015
trolley in Home Cooking

why am I so bad a sauteing chicken breast? High elevation issues.

I usually use soy, sesame, mirin and some sugar. i tried with and without marinade. same tough results. i use about 2 tbsp of oil.

Jan 17, 2015
trolley in Home Cooking

why am I so bad a sauteing chicken breast? High elevation issues.

I tried braising. again, i got hard pieces of chicken in sauce. I never had this problem at sea level so i'm blaming it on elevation. unless suddenly i forgot how to saute chicken. i'm going to try the baking soda method.

Jan 17, 2015
trolley in Home Cooking

why am I so bad a sauteing chicken breast? High elevation issues.

the funny part is i got the baking down. aside from making candy, baking at altitude has been a easy adjustment. also, i'm more of a baker, not so much a cook.

Jan 17, 2015
trolley in Home Cooking

why am I so bad a sauteing chicken breast? High elevation issues.

My family likes chicken breast cut up and stir fried. Don't tell me to get thigh (which I prefer) bc they won't eat it. When I lived at sea level none of this was an issue. Now that I'm up in 5400' elevation, I can't seem to get it right. The cut up stir fry meat comes out tough and overcooked. Well, then answer should be easy. Just don't cook it so long. Well, it's not that easy. When I take it off the pan before it's fully cooked, it's raw. I've changed pans to my iron skillet. now it's burnt and raw in the middle. any suggestions?

Jan 17, 2015
trolley in Home Cooking

The most tender cut of beef?

it's funny you say this bc this is what led us to this new cut of meat search. he loves japanese beef. he also loves wagyu that he once had a restaurant. i'm japanese and that's how i like my red meat! when we lived in los angeles, i'd just go to the japanese store and buy beef cut like this. now i'm in middle of nowhere (ok, not nowhere but outside of Denver) and there are no Japanese grocery stores. There is one store, but it's very limited. i haven't tried the korean market which there are a few here. i asked the guy at whole foods to cut beef like this and he looked at me like i landed from mars. he had no idea what i was talking about. my knifing skills just aren't up to the standard.

Jan 02, 2015
trolley in General Topics

The most tender cut of beef?

well, tenderloin it is. i'm also trying to find wagyu. i know i sound a bit off my rockers but i'm finding that if I get the best food, he eats. and eats a ton. i think a lot of kids eating issues aside from the basic kids issues is that they get fed bad food.

Jan 02, 2015
trolley in General Topics

The most tender cut of beef?

well, he's a great eater. has a wide range palate. but if something is challenging to eat such as a whole apple, he tends to give up. so cutting a big steak (which he may insist on doing by himself) may become an obstacle. he also may be starting lose his front tooth.

Dec 28, 2014
trolley in General Topics

The most tender cut of beef?

My 6 year old claims wants steak. But he's 6 with all his baby teeth. What he really wants is thinly sliced beef sauteed. What is the softest cut of beef? The guy at Whole Foods asid, NY steak. Really? I'm not too familiar with beef. Please advise. Thanks!

Dec 28, 2014
trolley in General Topics

Baking with tofu

you can get tofu, but you should try to get silken tofu in the vacuum package. then put in a blender. you can make "egg" with chia, flax. with tofu, i like to use ener-g egg replacer. the thing is, even with tofu you need something to bind it with. so for instance, tofu pumpkin pie uses a combo of pumpkin and tofu.

Dec 23, 2014
trolley in Vegetarian & Vegan

Stupid lasagna noodle question

so can I hijack your post? can I prep the no boil lasagne with the layers and all the night before?

Dec 22, 2014
trolley in Home Cooking

Cake problems

maybe the pan? are you at sea level? do you separate the yolk from the whites or are the eggs together and aerated?

Dec 21, 2014
trolley in Home Cooking

Nothing collapses as read. Boo.

yes, it shouldn't be the main default. perhaps an optional default for those on a phone or have a slow connection. Mine has always loaded just fine.

Dec 20, 2014
trolley in Site Talk
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Instructions for how to avoid reading threads page by page & viewing already read comments

THANK YOU! I was wondering what was going on. I thought I finally lost my mind for good.

Dec 18, 2014
trolley in Site Talk
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Affordable wedding catering in Los Angeles

Heirloom LA? What types of cuisines are you looking for? Can you get a taco truck? Dim sum?

Dec 15, 2014
trolley in Los Angeles Area

Can I pipe cream cheese frosting on a cupcake?

I've used the Martha Stewart recipe which is 8oz cream cheese to 8 oz butter. it's just fine. but i always add in the sugar a little at a time. only bc I prefer a not very sweet frosting. I think 1 cup of sugar is about right. well hello to you in Denver. I'm in Boulder :)

Dec 15, 2014
trolley in Cookware

Can I pipe cream cheese frosting on a cupcake?

sure JudyDenver. I pipe cream cheese frosting all the time. if too runny you can add more powdered sugar. if too stiff you can add a few drops of milk. Are you really in Denver?

Dec 15, 2014
trolley in Cookware

Difference between coconut cream and milk?

I have one teeny tiny asian store in my town. otherwise i have to travel 30 min to one. this is especially difficult for me as i'm asian and lived in Los Angeles for 15 yrs. LA is as Asian as it gets. I like the Trader Joes coconut cream but they have no ETA on it as of last week.

Dec 14, 2014
trolley in General Topics

Difference between coconut cream and milk?

That's so funny! except i didn't have almond flour so i used hazelnut flour. interesting flavor. maybe it's better with almond. i was in favor of the whole "nutella" flavor profile but i think the olive oil may put a bit of a twist on it. maybe it's not the best twist. it's good and does have that nutella flavor tho. it's a very adult cake. interestingly, my 6 year old liked it a lot. more than my husband!!

Dec 14, 2014
trolley in General Topics
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Difference between coconut cream and milk?

I did buy regular coconut milk. Thai Kitchen brand. I put the can in the fridge overnight. When I opened the can today, the whole separation thing that everyone talks of didn't happen. it was still milk. So I whipped it and lo and behold! It became whipped cream. I whipped it a ton and it remained soft but still became a nice cream. It works. Not the best results but acceptable enough to put on top of the Nigella Lawson's Olive Oil Chocolate cake!

Dec 14, 2014
trolley in General Topics

Difference between coconut cream and milk?

I can't seem to find coconut cream. I found coconut milk :(

Dec 14, 2014
trolley in General Topics